Voter registration deadline Oct. 20 for November general election

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Today is an important day for anyone who planning to cast a vote in November’s general election.

October 20 is the deadline to register to vote in the November 4 general election.

There are about three million voters in Alabama, according to Secretary of State Jim Bennett.

This will be the first general election where Alabama`s new photo ID law will be in effect, although the law was in effect for the primary and primary runoff elections earlier this year.

Voters will need a driver’s license, non-driver ID or any other government or state issued photo ID.

Voter registration information is available online through the Secretary of State’s website.  Return the completed and signed voter registration form to your county registrar by the close of business today.

The Secretary of State’s Office is sending out mobile photo units across Alabama in hopes of making the process more accessible.


The following statewide offices are on the November ballot:

  • Governor
  • Lt. Governor
  • Attorney General
  • Secretary of State
  • Treasurer
  • Auditor
  • Agriculture Commissioner
  • Public Service Commission (Two positions)

Voters will also elect state senators and representatives on the state and federal level as well as county races for sheriff, tax collector, coroner and seats on county school board.

Five statewide measures will also appear on the ballot.

Some candidates are running unopposed, however most races have two or more contenders.

Click here for a link to sample ballots by county.




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